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A brief history of America and Cuba
A brief history of America and Cuba
A brief history of America and Cuba

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My shirt is from this quarter’s CURIOSITY BOX: http://www.curiositybox.com/ MY TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce MY INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/electricpants Thanks to Mitchell for the jack-in-the-box! http://brainvenomstudio.com/ 3Blue1Brown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYO_jab_esuFRV4b17AJtAw 3Blue1Brown fractal dimension video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB9n2gHsHN4 Mathologer video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhbuKbxJsk8 Distance to horizon calculator: http://www.ringbell.co.uk/info/hdist.htm Earth curvature calculator: http://earthcurvature.com/ US cross section: https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/22cco7/us_elevation_profile_from_la_to_nyc_oc_1139x442/ Scott Kelly ISS earth pic: https://twitter.com/stationcdrkelly/status/618407818962575360?lang=en names of large numbers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_large_numbers Earth’s surface fractal dimension: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a129664.pdf Improbable research pancake study: http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i3/kansas.html State flatness paper: http://www.disruptivegeo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/FlatMap_GeographicalReview_DobsonCampbell_2013Nov.pdf Mental floss article on flat states: http://mentalfloss.com/article/58976/kansas-really-flatter-pancake Lake Islands: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_island XKCD What If? bowling ball Earth: https://what-if.xkcd.com/46/ West Virginia map: https://store.usgs.gov/product/109169 Is Earth as smooth as a billiard ball? https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/10763/is-earth-as-smooth-as-a-billiard-ball WPA rules: http://wpapool.com/rule-regulations/ Billiard ball surface scan paper: http://billiards.colostate.edu/bd_articles/2013/june13.pdf What state people think of as flat: http://americangeo.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/AGSGeographicKnowledgeValuesSurveyFinal.pdf Roche limit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roche_limit https://www.quora.com/Why-arent-we-affected-by-the-Roche-Limit-Earth-is-clearly-larger-than-us https://www.quora.com/Does-the-Roche-limit-apply-to-our-human-launched-satellites-and-other-orbiting-bodies-of-Earth Hey What’s That? http://www.heywhatsthat.com Field...

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Buffering... Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO /// Sources: FCC 2015 Notice of Inquiry: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-15-10A1.pdf FCC 2016 Broadband Progress Report: https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/reports/broadband-progress-reports/2016-broadband-progress-report FCC Broadband Deployment Map: https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/maps/bpr-2016-fixed-25mbps-3mbps-deployment/ FCC 4G Data: https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/maps/nationwide-lte-coverage-ye-2015/ Community and Regional Development Research Study on Economic Health in non-metro counties: https://cardi.cals.cornell.edu/sites/cardi.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/documents/ResearchPolicyBriefs/Policy-Brief-Feb15-draft03.pdf Akamai State of the Internet Report, 2017: https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/our-thinking/state-of-the-internet-report/ FCC 2017 Notice of Inquiry: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0808/FCC-17-109A1.pdf /// High-speed internet service is lacking in much of rural America. The causes are complicated, but non-competitive cable markets, misguided government funding, and infrastructural obstacles have limited expansion up until now. Despite the troubles, some rural Americans are receiving internet via both wireless and wireline systems, but the internet service many receive falls short...

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What race are people from the Hispanic Caribbean nations? Today, we're going to discuss the history of America's Southern neighbors and the genetics and ancestry of some of the world's most unique regions. Go ahead and let me know your thoughts on the region, and tell me in the comments whether you have ancestry from any of these 3 nations, and whether you identify as White, Black, Mestizo, Mulatto or something else all together. Thanks for watching! Videos referenced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkzTUHcHZGY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOSPD4K1ymg Sources: http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/History/Cuba-history.htm http://www.usa-tenerife.com/en/canaries_cuba.aspx http://www.worldatlas.com/articles/major-ethnic-groups-in-cuba.html https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/PR https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2014/07/25/genographic-project-dna-results-reveal-details-of-puerto-rican-history/